Fountain Pen Inks and Bleach – Nick Stewart

My name is Nick Stewart and I am a creative director based in Rochester, UK. Since June this year, I have been on a mission to swab test fountain pen inks using water and bleach. Why? Because I believe that fountain pen inks have qualities that can be exploited for purposes other than just handwriting. My test process is very simple: I saturate an area of heavy rough textured water colour paper and then add a drop of ink into…

Top 5 Pens on my 2016 Wishlist – Alt Haven

‘Tis the season of giving, pen lovers all over the world giving, happily I might add, our hard-earned money to pen shops everywhere! The end of the year also marks the receiving of the annual wage supplement (AWS) also known as the 13th month payment from our employers for many of us. Maybe you are also one of the lucky ones who have variable bonuses this year. This is the time of the year, when most of us are flushed…